Did i get myself into a scam???

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by GD0X, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. GD0X Guest

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    "Hello ....

    The CHECK has been mailed out finally which you will get on Thursday
    tomorrow morning .As soon as you get the payment kindly go straight to
    your bank and deposit the CHECK at your bank then ask them they should let you know when the funds will be available for withdrawal.

    Should in case the check is not delivered to your address please
    kindly call this number for delivery of the check 1.800.....

    Here is the tracking number FEDEX.COM ........

    For your information the funds would be available for withdrawal
    immediately in in some few hours so as soon as you deposit into your bank account.

    After you must have gotten the money kindly proceed to the MONEY GRAM OR POST OFFICE CLOSE to you and keep your salary in your bank account which is
    $300 then send the rest of the money to the agent via MONEY GRAM OR POST OFFICE
    using a minute transfer to send the money to the agent.

    Here is the name of the agent below this e-mail once more.

    Name- Antonio Herron
    City Durham
    State North Carolina
    Zipcode 27703

    That is the name of the agent that will supply you all the necessary
    materials you will need to start the job above.The MONEY GRAM
    chargers should be deducted from the total amount of money.

    After you must have sent the MONEY GRAM OR POST OFFICE which you should make use
    of immediate transfer so that the agent can get the money the same day
    so you can confirm from the bank if you can get the funds that same
    day.

    Kindly make sure your mobile phone is available for me to speak to you
    on the phone and get back to me with all the necessary details after
    you have sent the money and let me know.

    Let me know if you understand my e-mail and explanation and when will
    i be able to speak to you on the phone then email me when you make the
    deposit.

    Regards

    MICHAEL ...

    I received this through my universities email so i thought the job offer was legit. Supposedly a cyrus subsidiary.... i assume im doing mail dispatch, but everything has been sketchy thus far. WHat am i in? Because I have no Idea.
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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  3. fenskezen macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Please say you did not give any personal info or money to this person?!
     
  4. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Sounds a bit suspicious. Let's ask Admiral Ackbar what he thinks.
     

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  5. tktaylor1 macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously!?!?!?! Bro, this is a scam. This is a textbook scam you hear about all the time. Like the person said above, I really hope you didn't give this person any personal information.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    With apologies to Jane Curtain.....


    Admiral Ackbar, you ignorant slut. It's not a trap.....
     

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  7. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    The poor use of English and grammar is a clear sign it's not legit.
     
  8. SuperCachetes macrumors 6502a

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    So, you are going to get a check, and you are supposed to deposit it, and then wire money to some dude?

    Gee, what do you think the odds are that the check will bounce? :rolleyes:
     
  9. ProVideo macrumors 6502

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    I checked with my grandmother and said 'lulz, what a n00b.'
     
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Honestly I can't even understand what the email is saying. I would've just deleted it at that point.
     
  11. GD0X thread starter Guest

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    Ill try to defend myself to some degree.
    I spent the last few days emailing this guy back and fourth, seemed legit besides the occasional mis-spelling, nbd. Today he sends me this email, and after viewing comparable type emails off craigslist and whatnot, i had to ask haha.
     
  12. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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  13. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    On second thought, The Cat in the (Tinfoil) Hat agrees.
     

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  14. SuperCachetes macrumors 6502a

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    If you want, I can check to see if the scammer has hacked your bank account. Give me your personal info and account number and I'll look into that for you, so you can be sure. :D
     
  15. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Wow!

    Did you know the word gullible isn't in the dictionary? Go check!
     
  16. acidfast7 macrumors 65816

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    why don't you send the money to me, it's safe in Germany.

    300USD isn't much though, maybe I could go out to eat, once.
     
  17. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I was going to make a snide comment about falling for a scam, but hey, if it's also on craigslist, it MUST be legit. Carry on.
     
  18. yg17 macrumors G5

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    You have to ask if this is a scam and yet you're a vendor? :confused:
     
  19. juanm, Jan 26, 2012
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    juanm macrumors 65816

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    #19
    If they use "please kindly" in any sentence, you can safely assume it's a scam....
    Worst case, if it's legit (it's not), you got yourself involved into money-laundering.
     
  20. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Yeah exactly. If he goes through with the whole thing, the best case is that the check bounces, and he gets scammed out of his own money. The worst case is the check clears but was fraudulently issued/modified, and now he just laundered money!
     
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  22. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    As soon as I read the word "kindly" I knew it was a scam.
     
  23. kolax macrumors G3

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    Come on guys, this clearly isn't a scam. The poor seller is dyslexic and is trying his best.

    OP: You have nothing to worry about!
     
  24. GD0X thread starter Guest

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    I did give him my name and gave him an address... thankfully I'm college so he got the universities address and not my home address. Anyways, i received a check for $3950 yesterday haha. It's ripped up btw.
     
  25. renewed macrumors 68040

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    It's a way for them to money launder. If traced back it goes to you since you deposited it in your account and they just say it was payment for services. I'm sure they want you to deposit it then wire it to a different account. They are using you as the middle man.
     

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